Many people want to move to a place with great weather and lots to do once they retire. Relocating to Palm Beach County is a dream for lots of retired home buyers. Not only is the weather nice and warm, the beaches are gorgeous, there are plenty of great places to eat and go shopping, as well as world-class medical care. Another great feature is that Palm Beach real estate offers great variety.
Decide on Your Palm Beach Real Estate Priorities Before House Hunting
In order to feel in control of the house hunting process, you and your spouse or partner, if you have one, should sit down and make a list of priorities for your new place. What is your motivation for relocating to Palm Beach County? Being close to the beach is a big reason. Downsizing is another reason. Some people are looking for a community with lots of amenities, like a pool, exercise facilities, and a clubhouse. Others really want to be done with landscaping maintenance and are happy to pay an HOA fee so someone else takes care of it. For those moving from another state, lots of community activities and clubs can help them make new friends.
Something else to consider is how long you plan to stay in your new home. If you want to age in place, you need to consider accessibility. A single story house is a good choice, or at least a first-story master bedroom. If you’re looking at condos, does the building have an elevator? Inside either a house or condo, look for halls wide enough for a walker or wheelchair.
If you’re planning a Palm Beach County relocation, you also want to find an agent with lots of experience. Be sure to interview several before choosing the one you want to work with. You want someone who has expertise in helping active adults find just the right home in a friendly community. Your agent should also be responsive to questions and open to your individual needs. Please give our office a call so we can get to know you and see if we can work together.